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     Date Submitted:09-10-2012
     Last Modified:09-10-2012 (02:12)
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     Current job:Chief, Logistics
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Operators
     KeywordsSpace Operations Command and Control Space Control Space Surveillance


    Master’s Degree, History, American Military University, 2008
    Bachelor’s Degree, History, Louisiana Tech University, 1992
    Completed Missile Launch Officer Initial Qualification Course, 11/1992 - 03/1993
    Instructor Certified, 1995
    Completed MILSTAR Satellite Vehicle Operator Initial Qualification Course, 07/1997 – 12/1997
    Evaluator Certified, 2000
    Defense Acquisition University, multiple courses in Program Management, Certified Level 2 Program Manager, 2007
    Security Clearance:  SCI(DCID 1/14 Eligible), Periodic Reinvestigation of SSBI, Clearance Date of 22 June 2011   
    EXPERIENCE: US Air Force, Major, Space and Missile Operations, Space Acquisitions, Logistics 1992-2012
    07/2011 – Pres Chief of Logistics, Plans and Resource Division, Air Force Recruiting Service, Randolph AFB, TX 
    Led and Supervised three personnel; managed all AFRS logistics programs and supported USAF goal of 29K new airmen per year
    Provided guidance and support to three recruiting groups and 24 squadrons with 2,400 members in the US, Puerto Rico, Europe and the Pacific Rim
    Oversaw the Air Force’s largest leased vehicle fleet with 1,900 leased vehicles and a $9M annual budget while implementing the DOD’s green fleet initiatives
    Executed a $1.4M annual furniture program and served as the Contracting Officer Representative on a $1.2M furniture contract
    A logistics professional who led change to reduce 500+ vehicles from fleet in an orderly drawdown ahead of $ cuts, saved $1.8M/year
    Superb business acumen while serving as division Resource Advisor, flawlessly executed $1.7M FY12 budget
    10/2007 - 06/2011 Chief Space and Information Operations, 353d Combat Training Squadron, Eielson AFB, AK  
    Planned and executed PACAF’s premier combat training exercises, Red Flag Alaska and Alaska Command’s NORTHERN EDGE
    Foreign disclosure officer; validates all foreign visit requests, determines information releasability to foreign units
    Trusted FW FVR approval authority; enabled multi-tier foreign participation--indispensable training for coalition allies
    Served as space and information operations lead; integrated tactical space and information operations enablers and opposition into RF-A through education and application
    06/2006 - 10/2007 Deputy Program Manager, Space-based Space Surveillance and Program Manager for the Joint Execution and Tasking Space System, Space Superiority Material Wing, Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles AFB, CA
    Led 44-member acquisition, development, integration, and test team to field $1.3B deep-space C4ISR satellite system
    Directed system acquisition, execution, and sustainment for next-generation satellite surveillance system
    Built critical program partnerships; engaged industry, HQ AFSPC, HAF, and national labs in space system designs
    Led center commander’s exemplar flagship program; managed $425M pathfinder to rapidly update space order of battle
    Budget tactician, executed $150M/year with surgical precision; blazed path to success; devised first-ever midstream acquisition-category upgrade
    07/2004 - 06/2006 Chief, Space Situational Awareness Architecting Branch, Space Superiority Material Wing, Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles AFB, CA  
    Led 12 person team defining Air Force Space Command Joint Warfighter Space, Space Situational Awareness requirements
    Oversaw $3B architecting portfolio for center’s Air Force Space Command Integrated Planning and Programming process
    Led 25-member military/contractor team that analyzed, developed, and recommended best course of action to the Air Force Space Command Commander
    Created 10+ flag officer briefs shaping 4-star’s vision for accelerating command and control to Space Situational Awareness merger
    02/2004 - 07/2004 Executive Officer, 614th Space Operations Group (614 SOPG), 14th Air Force, Vandenberg AFB, CA
    Served as principle assistant to triple-hatted 614 SOPG/CC, 14 AF Chief of Operations, and Space Air Ops Center (AOC) Director
    Made executive decisions integrating actions of commander with HQ staffs of AFSPC, 14 AF, and five wings
    01/2001 - 02/2004 Flight CC, Combat Plans & Crew CC, 614 Space Operations Squadron (614 SOPS), Vandenberg AFB, CA
    Led 27-person combat planning team in the Space AOC to develop the daily Space Tasking Order
    Served as Deputy Chief, Combat Plans Division & dual certified as AOC crew Commander and Special Technical Operations planner
    Instrumental in developing courses of action for the Global War on Terrorism; focused combat space effects on theater requirements
    Drafted 900+ wartime planning documents; enabled safe execution of deployable space systems
    04/2000 - 01/2001 Chief, Group Inspection Analysis Section, 50th Operation Group, Schriever AFB, CO  
    12/1997- 03/2000 Satellite Vehicle Operator, Ops Procedures Officer, Crew CC, 4th Space Ops Squadron Schriever AFB, CO  
    05/1995 - 06/1997 Minuteman ICBM Instructor Crew Commander, Missile Procedures Trainer Operator, 321st Operational Support Squadron, Grand Forks AFB, ND 
    03/1993 - 05/1995 Minuteman ICBM Deputy Crew Commander, Flight Lead Deputy, Minuteman ICBM Crew Commander, 448th Missile Squadron, Grand Forks AFB, ND 

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